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Re:CO2 dump etc
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re:CO2 dump etc
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 13:42:37 -0700
- In-reply-to: <200205221948.g4MJm1U10663 at acme_actwin.com>
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> I have a question. When using a pressurized CO2 system with a needle
> valve, what is the optimal pressure at which to set the second stage?
Depends on the distance. I set mine about 18#psi. If you run more than one
needle valve off a single regulator system you'll want to increase it some.
15 is a good average but some might need 20 etc to get some distance or to
keep even flows with multiple valves etc.
This is my experience with the kegworks/M3 clippard valves.
> I have been keeping the second stage at around 10# psi, but I heard
> recently that it is better to keep the second stage setting higher and
> the needle valve more tightly closed. I haven't let my CO2 tank go
> empty for a couple of years now so it hasn't been an issue, but I
> would rather be safe (if possible) then sorry (which I have been
> enough of with this #@?*& stuff to last me a lifetime).